Basquiat’s Versus Medici and the Black Renaissance

Eddie Saint-Jean, arts and culture Why did Jean-Michel Basquiat give his painting that title Versus Medici and how is it connected with the current Black Renaissance? Well, here’s some background. The Medici Family: A wealthy family of fifteenth century Florentine merchants who were patrons of artists such as Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo and powered…

ARTIST Denise Wyllie’s ‘Absolutely Cuthbert’ selected for RWA Annual Open

The Royal West of England Academy‘s Annual Open is in its 168th year but every year is a special celebration of undiscovered talent and established artists. Artist Denise Wyllie‘s screen print Cuthbert is amongst the 600 selected works, which include photography, printmaking, sculpture, drawing, painting, installation and mixed media. It’s been a memorable spring 2021…

UNCANNY ART At The Candid Gallery

Artist Eddie Saint-Jean works with moving image and photography and all his creative work is influenced by Freudian theories of the Uncanny (explained below). His latest photographic work Uncanny2 was selected for the December show at Candid Gallery in Angel, Islington. The event was well attended despite recent pandemic restrictions and fears that the two…

EDDIE SAINT-JEAN – Art Of Isolation Exhibition

Eddie Saint-Jean’s Uncanny2 photograph was amongst the works on show at the Art Of Isolation exhibition at the Espacio Gallery in Shoreditch, London. Curated by Adam Lucy, it features work by a selection of artists on the isolation of Covid 19 lockdown. The event was well attended despite Covid-19 restrictions. The artistic community was determined…